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Exploring Amistad: Race and the Boundaries of Freedom in Antebellum Maritime America

examines the Amistad revolt, a shipboard uprising of slaves off the coast of Cuba. It uses timelines, a library of historical documents, a discovery section and bibliography to teach about this watershed historical event, which set off a legal, political, and popular debate over the slave trade, slavery, race, Africa, and ultimately America itself. (Mystic Seaport, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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'Slave Trade,' from the Middle Passage , envelope, #16, Sec 11, courtesy of The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Historical Collection, Temple University

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